Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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The US is the largest producer or porn?
by spiderman on Thu 13th Dec 2012 07:58 UTC
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

While the United States is by far the largest producer of it

Where do you get that idea?
After a quick search on google, I found that China was the biggest producer of porn (by revenue), followed by South Korea, Japan and then the US, far behind (producing like 10 times less than Japan). And if you count the revenue per capita then Germany, Brazil, Finland, Australia, the Czech Republic and about 20 other countries produce more porn than the US.
I'm curious where you get the idea that the US is the biggest producer of porn. Didn't you confuse it with corn? Yes, the US is the biggest producer of corn, above China, but porn?

Edited 2012-12-13 07:59 UTC

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's probably based on Thom's personal experience (or should that be preference?). :-p

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Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

"While the United States is by far the largest producer of it

Where do you get that idea?
After a quick search on google, I found that China was the biggest producer of porn (by revenue), followed by South Korea, Japan and then the US, far behind (producing like 10 times less than Japan). And if you count the revenue per capita then Germany, Brazil, Finland, Australia, the Czech Republic and about 20 other countries produce more porn than the US.
I'm curious where you get the idea that the US is the biggest producer of porn. Didn't you confuse it with corn? Yes, the US is the biggest producer of corn, above China, but porn?
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If Japan makes 1 porn movie each year and sells 1 billion copies of it for $12345 per copy; then they might be the biggest producer of porn (by revenue) and the smallest producer of porn (by volume). If USA produces 1 billion porn movies each year and only sells 5 copies of them for $2 each; then they might be the smallest producer of porn (by revenue) and the largest producer of porn (by volume).

I guess what I'm saying is that maybe porn in the USA is just cheaper than it is in other parts of the world.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Here's the facts:

"Despite the fact that an estimated 89% of porn is made in the U.S., China, South Korea and Japan are pulling in the most revenue from adult entertainment."

"Even taken with a grain of salt, it’s clear the United States is not the world’s king of porn consumption, although it is one of the biggest. Where the U.S. is the clear leader, however, is in production—and especially in technological leadership."

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/blogs-and-comment/u-s-leads-the-way...

I thought this was pretty common knowledge.

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gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03



Rather enlightening, especially this last bit;
What’s the next stage? Robots, of course. You’ll have to read my book to learn more about that, but in the meantime consider this: it’s no coincidence that the four biggest markets for robots—South Korea, Japan, the United States and China—are also the four biggest porn markets.


Yeah baby, bring on the Sex-Droids!!

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